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Mt. Echo Newspaper
July 1892 Issues
Abstracted & Copyrighted
by Gladys Horn Brown

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July 1, 1892 Issue


Frank Pace is up at Harrison this week.

Ms. Irene, who has been visiting in Baxter County for a few days, arrived home Monday.

R. W. Bussey and Wife are over in Baxter County this week attending probate court.

Daunt Doshier, of Cowan barrens, is the happy father of a pair of twin girls.

Harvey Mathis was over here a day or two last week and we presume left for Mt. Nebo.

Mr. and Mrs. Cam Berry, of Yellville, were in Harrison Tuesday having some of our doctors treat their little son for hernia. - Harrison Times

Prof. Eaton and wife, and Miss Mattie Lewis, left last Saturday for Mt. Nebo. The Prof. sold his town property and will move to Mountain Home about July first.

Just arrived at Mrs. Griffin's, a large and complete line of dress buttons, silk, and velveteen, and braids for dress trimming, sewing and embroidery silks of all colors.

Will Lewallen begins school at the George's creek schoolhouse next Monday. He promises to let us hear from his school frequently. Let us hear from all the teachers in the county.

We acknowledge an invitation to attend the celebration of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Newman's tin wedding at their home at Harrison. It was impossible to accept but hope we will be in shape to attend the celebration of their golden wedding.

Rev. W. B. Godby requests all holiness people that are either in the experience or are seeking entire satisfaction to meet him in Yellville Wednesday evening at 5 o'clock July 6. An announcement will be made in preceding service.

Claude E. Wilson of Yellville is up taking points at our Boone Co. bank reparatory(sic) to becoming assistant cashier of the bank of Yellville. He is a most excellent young man and well qualified in every way for the new position. -- Harrison Times.

Dr. Godby is engaged in a series of meetings at Mountain Home. He will be with us next week.

Col. Neill was over here a few days last week looking after his political fences. He found them in good shape.

Eld. H. H. Hilton is with the county candidates this week, and will make a thorough canvass of the county.

Eld. Henry Sasser has leased the old Thompson blacksmith shop, is repairing it and putting it in shape, and will soon open a first class meat market in it.

We omitted to state last week that the Christian Church at this place has opened a Sunday School at the Presbyterian Church. The interest in the S.S. seems to be good.

The Judicial convention met Thursday and nominated J. C. Floyd for Prosecuting Atty., by acclamation.

Charley's political path seems to be strewn with roses and he deserves it.

G. M. Baker and family got back this week from a visit to Searcy county. Mr. Baker's father, Littleton Baker, died while he was there. Mr. Baker will teach at the new school house near Mrs. Pope's on Lee's Mountain.

We omitted several locals last week among which are the following. Neal Dodd is the father of a brand new girl. W. V. Sowell is the father of a fine boy.

R. W. Tatum, Sr. left with his family for Washington County, and Dr. Adams and wife began housekeeping in the house belonging to J. H. Berry near the Institute building.

Last week Frank Pace lost a $20 bill somewhere in town. He offers a reward of $10 to the finder. $10 with a clear conscious is better than $20 with a guilty conscious, so if you find the bill bring it to The Echo office and get $10 for your trouble, and the name of being honest which is worth much more than $10.

A picture of Hon. H. A. Dinsmore and a daughter of Gen. Powell Clayton taken together at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs is being used against Dinsmore in the race for against Sam Pell in the fifth district. Dinsmore's friends declared that while the young lady's father is a republican of republicans, her mother was a rebel of rebels. Mrs. Clayton was raised at Helena where she married Gen. Clayton.

A serious shooting affray took place on Big Creek this county at Hepsydam Mill last Saturday. Dr. Adams and a fellow by the name of Stanley got into an altercation. The doctor used a monkey wrench and Stanley used a pistol. The result was the doctor received five shots, all of which were flesh wounds. It is not known here who was in fault. S. W. Woods went over Thursday to prosecute Stanley.

NOTICE - Marion County Medical Society will meet in Yellville July 5, at 10:00 a.m. Essayists will be Dr. Higgs on digestion. Dr. Brooksher on hernia, and myself on antiseptic surgery. All members are requested to be present. J. G. Adams, Secretary.

THE BIG RAIN - Last Friday night and Saturday morning the heaviest rain fell that perhaps ever fell in this part of the county outside of perhaps the water spout that fell near Yellville some years ago. Mill creek is said to have been four feet higher than ever before. It washed a portable engine and boiler used by J. W. Harris in running his roller mill down stream nearly 200 yards. This is almost a fish story but it is true nevertheless. The machinery is badly damaged. The water did much damage to the mill and even ruined about a thousand pounds of flour that was thought to be high and dry above the highest high water mark. Farms all along Mill creek were cut to pieces. The corn covered with sand and the wheat carried away by the flood. On Hampton and Greasy creek the same is true. George Cunningham had over 100 bushels of wheat washed away and Press Blankenship has only ten acres of corn left standing out of 60 acres of fine corn and those are only samples. We hear but little complaint except along the narrow bottoms of small streams. The water on Greasy creek flowed right through the old Dry Hill school house going in at the windows on the side and coming out at the windows on the other side. The rain was not general and will have but little effect on White river.

WARNING ORDER - Marion Circuit Court. S. J. Benton, Plaintiff against P. F. Benton, Defendant. The Defendant P. F. Benton is warned to appear in this court within thirty days and answer the complaint of the Plaintiff, S. J. Benton. Signed - A. Wickersham, Clerk. June 15, 1892, Land Office at Harrison, Ark., June 18, 1892.


July 15, 1892 Issue (Top)

E. L. Hayes is now at Reed City, Mich.

R. A. Tatum writes us to send his paper to Prairie Grove, Arkansas.

G. H. Pierce writes us from Hazeldell, Tex. that he will decide within the next three months whether he will remain in Texas or come back to Ark.

Mr. Rippetoe has bought some lots of A. J. Noe near the Masonic hall and will put up one or two dwelling houses to rent in the near future.

Dr. G. H. Klutts, of Valley Springs, is in town this week, working at the dentist trade. He is a first class fellow and we think he will locate in Yellville in the near future.

E. L. Berry has struck a fat job on the Interstate Commerce Commission. He receives $1200 per year. His many friends will be glad to hear he is prospering.

Will Lawson attempted to take Jack Bales' girl away from him at church one night last week and got a black eye for his trouble. Jack was taken before the mayor and fined $25 and cost.

Judge Owens rescinded the order made concerning John Noe finding that he had no right to hire him out for less than 75 cts per day. It was intended to put John back in jail but he skipped out and cannot be found.

Miss Flora Cupples of Pennsylvania was in Yellville last week looking for a position in the Yellville school. She is a graduate of the Valparaiso Normal School, Ind. She was not employed and returned to Carrollton where she has been visiting friends and relatives.

From Lead Hill. Editor Echo. I open school here Monday in District No. 20, Marion County, Ark. With a reasonable number in attendance and the prospects are good for a large number in attendance in a short time. R. L. Derryberry.

From Monarch. Editor Echo. School opened Monday with 41 pupils in attendance. A good interest manifested by all. Respectfully, B. F. Thompson.

J. H. Berry has been quite sick this week.

B. T. Thompson and family of this place who have been visiting in Izard county for a few days, got back home this week.

       At the last meeting of the Yellville Lodge No. 117 of F.A.M. the following resolution was presented and adopted: WHEREAS, the All-Wise Creator and Architect of the Universe has seen fit in his wisdom to remove from our midst our much esteemed and well beloved brother, John H. Thompson, Sr., who departed this life near Yellville, Ark., June 20, 1892, ripe in age and bright in Masonry; one who bore up under the most severe bodily afflictions with a religious fortitude and cheerful resignation almost unparalleled in the history of human endurance. [incomplete]

Capt. Twiggs killed and Joe Twiggs was wounded while resisting arrest by the officers. An account of the trouble from the Baxter County Citizen. Another chapter has been added to the tragedy of Sheriff Byler's assassination four weeks ago. Last Saturday evening a little before sundown just across the line to Fulton county witnessed a battle with Winchesters between the sheriff's posse from this county, and Capt. W. A. Twiggs and his son, Joe Twiggs, who resisted arrest, the former being killed and the latter wounded and captured. Twiggses were charged with being accessories to the assassination of Sheriff Byler, and the governor had offered a reward of $200 each for their arrest and conviction. They refused to be arrested by Arkansas authorities, and the result is as above stated, deplorable as it may be. The body of Capt. Twiggs was left in the care of Fulton county authorities with the request that a proper disposition be made of the same, and Joe Twiggs was brought to Mountain Home Monday where he is now in jail. His wound is in the left shoulder, or rather in the neck, and is not considered dangerous by the surgeons who have dressed it. The Coroner's Jury returned a verdict holding Twiggses as accessories to the murder and warrants were immediately issued for them. All the parties left the county. Twiggses went to Bakersfield, Mo. where they remained up till last Saturday morning. They were arrested on a warrant sworn out in Ozark County several days ago but were released on a technicality. Last week a requisition was issued by Gov. Eagle on the Governor of Missouri who issued a warrant for their arrest in and delivered to Baxter county authorities. Twiggses learning of this, and that a sheriff's posse from Baxter county was in the neighborhood, left Bakersfield last Saturday morning about 10 o'clock. The rest of the story is given as related by one of the gentlemen who was on the ground and in the thickest of the fight. He said: "We learned from a reliable source that Capt. and Joe Twiggs had gone from Bakersfield to Anderson Carter's who lives in Fulton County, Arkansas just across the Baxter County line. About 5 o'clock Saturday evening Carter's premises were surrounded. Capt. and Joe Twiggs had a bed arranged in the barn and were in concealment there with Winchesters. In a few minutes after the house was surrounded, two men, friends of the Twiggs, rode rapidly up to the house and went to the barn. Immediately Twiggses came out of the barn with their guns and started up the hollow east. Going about 150 yards from the barn they come up to some of our men who requested them to halt and throw up their hands. Instead of obeying, they both threw their guns to their shoulders and began firing. The shooting began then on both sides and a dozen or 15 shots were fired. Capt. Twiggs was shot down and died immediately. Joe Twiggs shot twice after his father fell and before he was wounded. As soon as he was shot in the shoulder, he turned and ran to the house and running in threw his gun on the bed and announced his desire to surrender. Capt. Twiggs body was carried to the house where an inquest was ordered to be held next day, and Joe's wound was immediately dressed by a surgeon. About 9 o'clock a wagon was obtained in which to haul Joe and the majority of the men came along with the prisoner, arriving at Mountain Home Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. Our intention was to send a man to the house and get Anderson Carter to prevail one the Twiggses to quietly surrender with a full assurance they would have all the protection guaranteed to prisoners under the Constitution and laws of the country. There was no disposition on the part of any of our men to hurt either of the Twiggses unless they showed [incomplete]

AN ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION - Louis Perry, probably murdered by a cowardly assassin. Last Wednesday evening, S. Dobbs brought the startling intelligence to town that Louis Perry, one of the finest young men in Marion county, had been shot and was dangerously wounded. From him, we hurriedly gathered the facts in the case. He said that he and Mr. Perry were plowing in the field and about noon he turned out and went to the house. Louis concluded to plow another round and had got to the other end of the field about the time that Mr. Dobbs got to the house. Just as Perry turned to go back to the other side of the field, a gun fired and he fell. A short distance from where he fell was a weed patch in which the would be assassin was concealed. The gun had been heavily charged with turkey shot and several took effect in the arms and back. He did not get a glimpse of the party that did the shooting. He got up and walked about 100 yards and sank down and when his brother and Mr. Dobbs reached him, he told them he believed he was killed. He was taken to the house and medical aid sent for at once. Mr. Dobbs says that Perry is satisfied that he knows the one who did the shooting, but we did not learn who was suspected. This is one of the most cowardly deeds that has taken place in Marion county for years. If a quiet peaceful citizen is not safe when out in his field toiling for a support for his family, in Heaven's name, who is safe? No pains or excuse should be spared to bring the guilty party or parties to justice. Dr. Pierce says the chances are very much against Mr. Perry's getting well.


H. Clay King of Memphis will have to hang, the supreme court refusing to interfere. This ends one of the most sensational murder trials ever held in the south. King will be executed August 6.

The last issue of the Green Forest Tribune gave an account of the assassination of Mr. Harry Reagan, druggist of that place. Reagan was shot from the bushes Tuesday morning of last week. Ellick Hurst was arrested on suspicion of committing the deed, and the examining trial was to have begun last Thursday. - Baxter County Citizen.


July 22, 1892 Issue (Top)

Natural gas near Morrilton. From the Arkansas Democrat, Morrilton, Ark., July 14. In drilling a well one half mile west of Morrilton yesterday on the place of B. T. Jones, natural gas was struck at a depth of 100 feet and quite a little excitement exists among citizens today.

Taney County justice, Chadwick, Mo., July 16. The grand jury which was impaneled at Forsythe on Wednesday to make inquiry as to the murder of Deputy Sheriff Williams and the lynching of John Bright, reported to the court yesterday at 4:00 p.m. The jury found 14 true bills of indictment against the following named persons for the murder of Deputy Sheriff Williams: George L. Taylor, Madison Day, Lawson Cupp, Isaac Lewis, Frank Lewis, N. S. Stockstill, Tuber Keathley, James Stewart, S. M. Weatherman, Mark Weatherman, A. L. Weatherman, Joseph Kinyon, George Friend and Isaac Stockstill. The latter is the man who is said to have fired the shot that killed Williams.


Lewis Perry, who was shot in his corn field last week, is getting along very well.

Mrs. Cora Williams is giving her residence a nice coat of paint this week.

J. H. Berry is still quite ill. He has been sick several days, and his friends are getting anxious about his condition.

Prof. Reily, a well known Missouri geologist, is in Yellville this week. He has mining interests in this county.

Who will start a broom factory in Yellville? It could be started with but little capital and would pay from the start.

A cooper shop would pay in Yellville and pay big. Fall is now coming on and it will be next to impossible to get barrels to put away the kraut, pickles, molasses, etc.

Joseph and Queen Smith and mother of Baxter County, are visiting Thos. Jones' family of this place.

A family by the name of Anderson from Baxter County who moved in this week are occupying Henry McCabe's new house in the north part of town.

"Jimmy" Cowdry is having a neat little business room fitted up between Henry Young's store and the butcher shop. He will occupy it as a shoe shop and peanut stand. We wish him great success.

An old man of 79 years, his wife and two little boys, are living at the Blu(sic) Milligan place just out of town. They came from Doddsville, Mo. and are entirely indigent. The old gentleman is unable to work and his wife is subject to fits.

The Yellville bank building is moving right along and will be completed by the earliest possible date. Mr. Layton deserves much credit for establishing a bank and putting up such a building under the present depressed state of financial affairs.

Frank Treat, of the firm of Barker and Treat, was in town this week inquiring for quit claim deeds. He thinks a great many mining claims will change hands within the next few weeks. Frank is a hustler and knows what he is talking about.

Some Searcy County Blind Tigers got into a racket near N. J. Bearden's store last Monday and came very near killing each other. One got a cut across the hand and a stab in the head. Rocks, knives and pistols were flourished and it looked for awhile like there would be serious trouble. Those fellows should be given a reception one of these days.

S. W. Woods, K. F. Cantrell, John O'Neal, Elbert Noe and B. F. Fee, delegates to the Congressional Convention, left last Tuesday for Batesville. They will stick to Neill as long as his name is before the Convention, if it is a month. If it is impossible to secure Neill, we presume the delegation will go for Brundridge, as that gentleman received the next highest vote to Neill. [incomplete]

The search for Roper in Baxter County has been abandoned for awhile at least.

Prof. Harris left at our office the finest tomato we have seen this year.

"Uncle Billy" Cantrell, of Bruno, is visiting friends and relatives in Yellville.

No man in the county voted against J. J. Horner. The vote for McDowell was the outgrowth of the demand, that had become irresistible, that the treasurer keep his own books, the funds belonging to the county and attend to all the business himself. There is not a man in the county with more friends than J. J. Horner.


July 29, 1892 Issue (Top)


Dr. J. E. Andrews, of Harrison, will be in Yellville on Monday, August 22, to remain six days.

J. R. Harper, living near George's creek, will leave this week for Texas.

Ambrose Bratton and wife, of Wiley's Cove, are visiting relatives in Yellville this week.

Rev. Hooker, of the M. E. Church South of the Mountain Home circuit, died last week. He was a promising young minister and his loss will be seriously felt.

Tandy Bomer, of Baxter county, got into a difficulty with a fellow near Calico Rock and got himself killed, being cut to pieces with a knife. He cut the other fellow so badly it is thought he will die.

Will Lewallen and Miss Bell Wickersham surprised their many friends by quietly getting married last Thursday night. Rev. Thomas Wilson officiating. The Echo wishes the happy couple all the happiness possible.

Prof. J. D. Reece, of Birmingham, Alabama, a relative of L. Davenport, is visiting in this county. The Prof. seems to be a first class gentleman and we hope will secure a good school in this county.

Rev. J. M. Cantrell and family, of Quitman, are up visiting friends and relatives in this county this week. He reports everything flourishing at Quitman. He has prove a success as a financial agent as well as a minister.

We omitted in our last issue to say that G. R. Case, of Mountain View, Stone county, was in Yellville looking out for a chance to make some investments. Mr. Case is a hustling businessman and will no doubt make this his future home.

You can have 20 days to see the state and it will cost only one fare for the round trip. This excursion will leave St. Louis over the Iron Mountain route on the evenings of August 30, September 27, and October 25. For further information, call on your nearest railroad ticket agent, or write H. C. Townsend, General Passenger Agent of Missouri-Pacific Railway, St. Louis, Mo.

Prof. Miller, of Hendrix College, will be in Yellville next Sunday so we are informed.

Riley Reed, of Cowan Barrens, left this week for Webber's Falls, IT.

Louis Perry is still improving. No one has yet been arrested charged with the crime of doing the shooting.

Quite a number of Marion county citizens are up at Harrison this week attending as witnesses in the Andy Hudspeth case.

Yellville is without a barber this week, both Tansey and Covington being absent. Tansey went up to Harrison and Covington is over in Baxter county.

John R. Huff, of Long Lane, Mo., is in this county introducing a prospective for which he claims great value, and he is backed by some very strong testimonials.

The picnics at Flippin and Oakland last Saturday were successes. The Echo did not say much about these picnics for the reason It wanted everybody to hear Fishback speak.

We understand that Mr. Rippetoe has rented the bank building and will open a notion store in the near future. Mr. Rippetoe thinks the future outlook of Yellville is flattering indeed.

A.S. Layton and J. H. Berry are yet very poorly, but some better. Mr. Layton is able to be at his bank desk a part of the time but is very weak. He contemplates taking a trip of a few weeks to Eureka Springs where he thinks he can more rapidly recuperate his health.

For some unaccountable reason, the Flippin mail failed to reach its destination last week. It was sent but must have been wrongly directed and went to the wrong office. If any P.M. knows anything about where the Flippin mail is and will notify us, it will put us under lasting obligations as we had no extra numbers and could not supply our readers at Flippin with other papers.

Last Sunday was a great day for marrying in this vicinity. Allen Young of this place and Parilee Martin nee Woods, were married also. Also Henry Woods and Willie Keeter. Henry is the son of A. S. Woods and Willie is a daughter of D. Keeter. James Woods and Allie Hamilton, daughter of J. R. Hamilton, of DeSoto, were married. The Echo wishes the newly married couples all the happiness possible.

J. F. Stanley, Hampton, 22 - Edna Stovall, Prairie, 17
H. J. Watts, St. Joe, 40 - Martha Adams, Hampton, 24
Jesse Lovelady, White River, 32 - Sarah E. Owens, White River, 32
C. L. Thompson, Bearden, 22 - Ella Ingram, Bearden, 18
Jessie B. Price, Crawford County, 19 - Claudia F. Scrivner, Marion, 18
Joseph Snipes, Bearden, 38 - N. N. Thompson, Water Creek, 32
W. B. Lewallen, Union, 23 - Laura Bell Wickersham, Union, 25
James W. Woods, DeSoto, 26 - Allie Hamilton, DeSoto, 18
Allen A. Young, Union, 49 - Paralee Martin, Union, 39
Henry H. Wood, Union, 19 - Willie Keeter, Union, 17

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